The Quality of Construction

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Hart, Roger D.   (1987, ASQC)   Perini Corporation, Framingham, MA

41st Annual Quality Congress, May 1987, Minneapolis, MN    Vol. 41    No. 0
QICID: 3353    May 1987    pp. 587-594
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Article Abstract

The construction industry is an industry that is worldwide and is one foremost in size, scope, and magnitude. The early prevention of quality problems is a relentless goal throughout this vast industry. The application of quality improvement techniques, can aid in achieving a cost effective goal in construction. Quality Improvement Techniques is a program used by construction management to collect particular quality information, apply analysis techiques, identify systematic concerns, and provide feedback on the effectiveness of actions taken. High end product quality is the result of this program.Companies in the act of constructing can spend money on quality in two ways: one, by investing in good quality, or two, by paying for poor quality. A functioning Quality Improvement System is a successful investment in good quality.In today's construction industry, there are many commerically available Construction Quality Programs. Many construction firms have advanced particularly in the area of automotive and programmatic techniques of reporting Quality Concerns.In addition, the Construction Technical Committee (CTC) of ASQC is an organization which has aided in advancing this as part of its development of the quality in construction. CTC was formulated to serve as a focal point to solve certain concerns of the Business Round Table in the construction industry in the area of Quality. The application of a Quality Program in this type of construction is a key portion of CTC's objectives.The construction industry as a whole is evolving in the area of Quality with an increased emphasis on prevention measures. The types of new and innovated projects has mandated an ever increasing utilization of Quality Prevention Techniques.

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